Living & fallen heroes honoured

By ZBC Reporter
THE Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Emmerson Mnangagwa who is also the Grandmaster of the Zimbabwe Order Merit has extended the conferment of national honours and awards to civilians.
For the first time since independence the conferment for national honours and awards has been extended to civilians, President Emmerson Mnangagwa reiterating the importance of continued sacrifice for the development of the country.
“As we try to match the stature and heroic achievement of our gallant heroes and heroines the nomination and conferment for national honours and awards has been for the first time extended to civilians. An office of the Registrar of Honours and Awards has since been established,” said the President.
Among the civilians honoured were Professor Ngwabi Bhebhe, Professor Hope Sadza , the late Professor Primrose Kurasha, and the Chiredzi woman who made headlines for wrestling her baby from jaws of a crocodile in April this year, Maurina Musisinyanya,.
The recipients of the awards could not hide their joy as they thanked the Second Republic for recognising their selfless acts.
Some of the people who received awards include the First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa who received the order of the Star in Gold award for her passion and contribution to the revival of the national cultural heritage and philanthropic work, amongst other achievements.
ZBC News Chief Correspondent, Reuben Barwe and the national broadcaster’s late Diplomatic Correspondent Judith Makwanya were also conferred with awards of being instrumental in developing the country.
Heroes who were instrumental in the First Chimurenga were honoured with the order of the Great Zimbabwe in Diamond. Cde Moffat Hadebe was also honoured for his contribution in the liberation war.
Cde Josiah Tongogara, Cde Nikita Mangena, Lt General Retired Dr Sibusiso Moyo, Air Chief Marshal Perrance Shiri, amongst others, were also posthumously honoured. Jachi///EDITED….THEMBY